New England Congregational Church Records discovered and are being gathered, transcribed, and digitized by the Congregational Church Library and Archives. New England's Hidden Histories: Colonial-Era Church Records are made available online by the Congregational Library, [...]
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This post is about unusual records and my great-grandfather Chicago tailor Hans Loe. Like so many European immigrants to American cities, my great-grandfather worked as a tailor. His brother cut patterns for a living. [...]
I have some thoughts about SLIG 2019. Since I returned home, I've been so intent on what I learned at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), that it's taken a bit to process [...]
The Western State Lunatic Asylum and Martha Saul is my follow-up post to a 2010 Madness Monday post about my husband's great-great grandmother. In 1860, she was a wife and mother to five children; [...]
Searching for Medad Curtis the Shaker took me down new research paths, including finding accounts of his daring rescue of Shaker founder Mother Ann Lee. Some sources said my husband's great-great-great-great grandfather Medad was a [...]
Ancestry shaking leaf vs. genealogy brick wall. Which is mightier? As it turns out, the Ancestry shaking leaf* is mightier than my ten-year-old Austrian brick wall. Now a leafy branch sprouts in its place [...]
Finding family photo clues is an important skill for any genealogist. Clues usually lie inside family photos every genealogist possesses. Learn about resources for family photo clues using the main image (above). Hann [...]
Right now, you are in FamilyTreeNow.com whether or not you want to be. Information about you and other living family members has been aggregated and is available for free. From the Washington Post, an article [...]
Ancestry has added a great new database with 49 million records for researchers working in 20th- and early-21st-century America: U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Entries in this database tend to have more [...]
19th-Century Dutch gravestones reunite couple are featured on Tombstone Tuesday. These insanely cool 19th-century Dutch gravestones were the solution of a 19th-century couple of different religions. One was buried in a Protestant cemetery and the other [...]
My first Surname Saturday post is about searching for Bruno Kirschstein, my great-grandfather. My KIRSCHSTEIN line should be easy and it isn’t. Since the search has taken me down many paths, I thought I'd explore some [...]